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Mousa inquiry: Former private Garry Reader on his remorse

A public inquiry into the death of the Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa, who was beaten in British army custody in Basra in 2003, has concluded that the soldiers involved were guilty of a "very serious breach of discipline".

One of the privates with the Queen's Lancashire Regiment at the time of Baha Mousa's death, who tried to resuscitate him following the abuse, was Garry Reader.

"Whether you hit him or didn't hit him, you still have a responsibility for his death", he told the BBC's Ed Thomas.

  • 08 Sep 2011